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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 24 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 43 27 17
Rank change year-on-year -16 -10 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 9,538 6,932 9,485
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 6.92% 8.50% 11.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 25.05% 31.89% 41.17%
Number of salaries quoted 6,363 5,874 7,989
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 38,080 21,737 23,041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 27.63% 26.66% 26.92%
Number of salaries quoted 18,761 16,800 19,064
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 24 May 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
London -21 4,169 £65,000 +4.00% 443
South East -11 1,710 £50,000 - 254
North of England -12 1,394 £45,000 - 267
Midlands -10 899 £47,500 +11.76% 199
South West 0 710 £47,500 +5.56% 103
North West -25 684 £47,500 - 150
Yorkshire -5 606 £45,000 +2.86% 83
West Midlands -11 555 £47,500 +11.76% 132
East of England -6 476 £47,500 -4.04% 91
East Midlands -11 338 £45,500 +10.30% 67
North East -5 106 £40,000 +6.67% 36
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 5,453 (57.17%) SQL
2 4,747 (49.77%) Azure
3 4,545 (47.65%) .NET
4 4,414 (46.28%) Microsoft
5 4,280 (44.87%) C#
6 3,826 (40.11%) Agile
7 2,829 (29.66%) JavaScript
8 2,371 (24.86%) Social Skills
9 2,331 (24.44%) DevOps
10 2,213 (23.20%) ASP.NET
11 2,197 (23.03%) Finance
12 1,950 (20.44%) HTML
13 1,872 (19.63%) MVC
14 1,806 (18.93%) CSS
15 1,785 (18.71%) T-SQL
16 1,744 (18.28%) Windows
17 1,734 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
18 1,730 (18.14%) Business Intelligence
19 1,656 (17.36%) AWS
20 1,610 (16.88%) CI/CD
21 1,607 (16.85%) .NET Core
22 1,487 (15.59%) .NET Framework
23 1,464 (15.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 1,464 (15.35%) Git (software)
24 1,441 (15.11%) Python
25 1,390 (14.57%) Degree
26 1,326 (13.90%) Oracle
27 1,269 (13.30%) React
28 1,252 (13.13%) Power Platform
29 1,238 (12.98%) Scrum

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 540 (5.66%) IIS
2 487 (5.11%) SharePoint
3 317 (3.32%) Apache Spark
4 291 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
5 199 (2.09%) Confluence
6 174 (1.82%) MS Exchange
7 160 (1.68%) CMS
8 140 (1.47%) Apache
9 130 (1.36%) Tomcat
10 118 (1.24%) Umbraco
11 117 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
12 97 (1.02%) JBoss
13 54 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
14 51 (0.53%) Apache Airflow
15 47 (0.49%) nginx
15 47 (0.49%) WebLogic
16 38 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
16 38 (0.40%) Skype for Business
17 37 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
18 35 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 569 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 362 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
3 53 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 43 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 10 (0.10%) SPSS
8 9 (0.094%) AutoCAD
8 9 (0.094%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.063%) Campfire
9 6 (0.063%) Microsoft Project
9 6 (0.063%) Pipeline Pilot
10 3 (0.031%) FileZilla
11 1 (0.010%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.010%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.010%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.010%) SPSS Modeler
11 1 (0.010%) Stata
Business Applications
1 242 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
3 33 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
4 31 (0.33%) Maximo
5 29 (0.30%) Temenos T24
6 24 (0.25%) NetSuite
7 22 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
8 19 (0.20%) Sentinel
9 15 (0.16%) Academy Housing
10 14 (0.15%) SAP Business One
11 11 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
12 9 (0.094%) Payment Gateway
13 8 (0.084%) Oracle Applications
14 7 (0.073%) Dynamics GP
15 6 (0.063%) Distributed Ledger
15 6 (0.063%) FastStats
15 6 (0.063%) HiPortfolio
15 6 (0.063%) MetaTrader
15 6 (0.063%) SAP MDG
15 6 (0.063%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4,747 (49.77%) Azure
2 1,656 (17.36%) AWS
3 1,252 (13.13%) Power Platform
4 672 (7.05%) Microsoft 365
5 578 (6.06%) SaaS
6 521 (5.46%) Serverless
7 462 (4.84%) PaaS
8 426 (4.47%) GCP
9 425 (4.46%) Azure Data Factory
10 298 (3.12%) AWS Lambda
11 284 (2.98%) OpenShift
12 279 (2.93%) GitHub
13 270 (2.83%) IaaS
14 268 (2.81%) Dynamics 365
15 259 (2.72%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 228 (2.39%) Azure Service Bus
17 200 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
18 196 (2.05%) Cloud Functions
19 190 (1.99%) Snowflake
20 142 (1.49%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 371 (3.89%) Firewall
2 310 (3.25%) DNS
3 268 (2.81%) Internet
4 233 (2.44%) DHCP
5 168 (1.76%) VPN
6 167 (1.75%) SAN
7 136 (1.43%) WAN
8 119 (1.25%) HTTP
9 116 (1.22%) LAN
10 110 (1.15%) TCP/IP
11 66 (0.69%) SSL
12 59 (0.62%) Network Security
13 56 (0.59%) VLAN
14 54 (0.57%) NAS
15 53 (0.56%) SD-WAN
16 48 (0.50%) Skype
16 48 (0.50%) VoIP
17 39 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
18 36 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
19 35 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,464 (15.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1,165 (12.21%) Data Warehouse
3 1,123 (11.77%) MySQL
4 1,109 (11.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1,104 (11.57%) Relational Database
6 1,079 (11.31%) Power BI
7 928 (9.73%) PostgreSQL
8 789 (8.27%) NoSQL
9 630 (6.61%) MongoDB
10 544 (5.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 422 (4.42%) Data Lake
12 399 (4.18%) Azure SQL Database
13 362 (3.80%) Tableau
14 338 (3.54%) Big Data
15 329 (3.45%) RDBMS
16 289 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
17 261 (2.74%) Oracle Database
18 240 (2.52%) Redis
19 198 (2.08%) Flink
20 150 (1.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1,464 (15.35%) Git (software)
2 668 (7.00%) JIRA
3 638 (6.69%) Visual Studio
4 419 (4.39%) Jenkins
5 378 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 299 (3.13%) Maven
7 288 (3.02%) NUnit
8 284 (2.98%) Octopus Deploy
9 271 (2.84%) Selenium
10 253 (2.65%) Subversion
11 233 (2.44%) Gradle
12 222 (2.33%) TeamCity
13 206 (2.16%) Ant
14 189 (1.98%) GitLab
15 182 (1.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 166 (1.74%) Moq
17 148 (1.55%) SpecFlow
18 144 (1.51%) Bitbucket
19 136 (1.43%) JUnit
20 119 (1.25%) webpack
General
1 2,371 (24.86%) Social Skills
2 2,197 (23.03%) Finance
3 1,056 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
4 509 (5.34%) Manufacturing
5 400 (4.19%) Retail
6 398 (4.17%) Marketing
7 371 (3.89%) Public Sector
8 362 (3.80%) Banking
9 230 (2.41%) Law
10 224 (2.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 206 (2.16%) Games
12 200 (2.10%) Legal
13 195 (2.04%) Organisational Skills
14 183 (1.92%) Telecoms
15 154 (1.61%) Publishing
16 147 (1.54%) Advertising
17 132 (1.38%) Back Office
18 128 (1.34%) Presentation Skills
19 127 (1.33%) Influencing Skills
20 112 (1.17%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 4,239 (44.44%) Developer
2 1,503 (15.76%) .NET Developer
3 1,026 (10.76%) Senior Developer
4 1,015 (10.64%) Analyst
5 835 (8.75%) C# Developer
6 819 (8.59%) Software Developer
7 574 (6.02%) SQL Developer
8 531 (5.57%) C# .NET Developer
9 516 (5.41%) Data Engineer
9 516 (5.41%) DBA
10 513 (5.38%) Software Engineer
11 506 (5.31%) Full Stack Developer
12 370 (3.88%) Architect
13 364 (3.82%) Senior .NET Developer
14 343 (3.60%) Applications Support
15 313 (3.28%) SQL DBA
16 299 (3.13%) Administrator
17 266 (2.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 254 (2.66%) .NET Software Developer
19 252 (2.64%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,545 (47.65%) .NET
2 2,213 (23.20%) ASP.NET
3 1,950 (20.44%) HTML
4 1,806 (18.93%) CSS
5 1,607 (16.85%) .NET Core
6 1,487 (15.59%) .NET Framework
7 1,269 (13.30%) React
8 1,188 (12.46%) AngularJS
9 896 (9.39%) ASP.NET Web API
10 888 (9.31%) Entity Framework
11 830 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
12 793 (8.31%) RESTful
13 774 (8.11%) REST
14 765 (8.02%) Web Services
15 686 (7.19%) jQuery
16 602 (6.31%) XML
17 520 (5.45%) HTML5
18 462 (4.84%) JSON
19 441 (4.62%) Vue.js
20 432 (4.53%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 481 (5.04%) Self-Motivation
2 423 (4.43%) Data Structures
3 402 (4.21%) User Experience
4 336 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
5 328 (3.44%) Algorithms
6 324 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
7 261 (2.74%) Management Information System
8 245 (2.57%) Linux Command Line
9 237 (2.48%) Life Science
10 228 (2.39%) Mobile App
11 206 (2.16%) Virtual Team
12 200 (2.10%) Replication
13 172 (1.80%) Cloud Native
14 155 (1.63%) Public Cloud
15 136 (1.43%) Clustering
16 127 (1.33%) Data Centre
17 104 (1.09%) IoT
18 94 (0.99%) Sports Betting
19 77 (0.81%) Legacy Systems
20 71 (0.74%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,744 (18.28%) Windows
2 827 (8.67%) Windows Server
3 712 (7.46%) Linux
4 438 (4.59%) Unix
5 170 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 169 (1.77%) Windows 10
7 152 (1.59%) Windows Server 2019
8 151 (1.58%) Windows Server 2016
9 129 (1.35%) Android
10 116 (1.22%) Apple iOS
11 90 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 77 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
13 64 (0.67%) Windows 7
14 51 (0.53%) Solaris
15 41 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
16 35 (0.37%) CentOS
17 34 (0.36%) Windows XP
18 31 (0.33%) AIX
19 29 (0.30%) Ubuntu
20 19 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,826 (40.11%) Agile
2 2,331 (24.44%) DevOps
3 1,872 (19.63%) MVC
4 1,734 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
5 1,730 (18.14%) Business Intelligence
6 1,610 (16.88%) CI/CD
7 1,238 (12.98%) Scrum
8 1,157 (12.13%) ETL
9 1,064 (11.16%) Software Engineering
10 1,060 (11.11%) Full Stack Development
11 1,039 (10.89%) Analytics
12 1,033 (10.83%) Test Automation
13 994 (10.42%) Microservices
14 966 (10.13%) Mentoring
15 953 (9.99%) TDD
16 864 (9.06%) Computer Science
17 749 (7.85%) SDLC
18 719 (7.54%) Data Modelling
19 701 (7.35%) OO
20 626 (6.56%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 5,453 (57.17%) SQL
2 4,280 (44.87%) C#
3 2,829 (29.66%) JavaScript
4 1,785 (18.71%) T-SQL
5 1,441 (15.11%) Python
6 1,219 (12.78%) PowerShell
7 1,085 (11.38%) Java
8 704 (7.38%) TypeScript
9 412 (4.32%) PHP
10 341 (3.58%) Shell Script
11 272 (2.85%) Bash
12 247 (2.59%) Perl
13 235 (2.46%) Ruby
14 201 (2.11%) VB
14 201 (2.11%) VB.NET
15 181 (1.90%) PL/SQL
16 171 (1.79%) VBA
17 165 (1.73%) C++
18 139 (1.46%) Scala
19 111 (1.16%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,390 (14.57%) Degree
2 453 (4.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 398 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 276 (2.89%) Security Cleared
5 211 (2.21%) SC Cleared
6 112 (1.17%) DBS Check
7 92 (0.96%) Master's Degree
8 77 (0.81%) MCSE
9 74 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
10 72 (0.75%) MCSA
11 68 (0.71%) ISTQB
12 56 (0.59%) DV Cleared
12 56 (0.59%) ISEB
12 56 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
13 49 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
14 45 (0.47%) CCNA
15 44 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 31 (0.33%) CCNP
17 22 (0.23%) HND
18 21 (0.22%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 769 (8.06%) QA
2 289 (3.03%) Data Quality
3 231 (2.42%) SLA
4 156 (1.64%) GDPR
5 107 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 89 (0.93%) Accessibility
7 39 (0.41%) ISO 9001
8 32 (0.34%) PCI DSS
9 25 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
10 21 (0.22%) FATCA
11 16 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 11 (0.12%) HIPAA
13 8 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 7 (0.073%) NIST
15 6 (0.063%) JSP 440
16 5 (0.052%) NCSC
17 4 (0.042%) PMO
17 4 (0.042%) WAI
17 4 (0.042%) WCAG
18 3 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1,054 (11.05%) Docker
2 802 (8.41%) Active Directory
3 337 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 179 (1.88%) Hyper-V
5 99 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
6 88 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
7 86 (0.90%) vSphere
8 72 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
9 49 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
10 43 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 27 (0.28%) XenApp
12 17 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 16 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
14 12 (0.13%) BitLocker
15 11 (0.12%) Terminal Services
15 11 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
16 9 (0.094%) KVM
16 9 (0.094%) Oracle Clusterware
16 9 (0.094%) XenDesktop
17 8 (0.084%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 987 (10.35%) Kubernetes
2 419 (4.39%) Terraform
3 231 (2.42%) Ansible
4 194 (2.03%) SCCM
5 123 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 105 (1.10%) Puppet
7 103 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
8 91 (0.95%) Grafana
9 57 (0.60%) Prometheus
10 53 (0.56%) HAProxy
11 47 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
12 46 (0.48%) Data Guard
13 45 (0.47%) Kibana
14 44 (0.46%) MIIS
15 42 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
16 40 (0.42%) WSUS
17 39 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
17 39 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 37 (0.39%) Opsgenie
19 36 (0.38%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4,414 (46.28%) Microsoft
2 1,326 (13.90%) Oracle
3 486 (5.10%) VMware
4 473 (4.96%) Google
5 239 (2.51%) SAP
6 224 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
7 211 (2.21%) Databricks
8 184 (1.93%) Cisco
9 155 (1.63%) Citrix
10 137 (1.44%) Veeam
11 124 (1.30%) IBM
12 123 (1.29%) Red Hat
13 115 (1.21%) NEC
13 115 (1.21%) Northgate
14 110 (1.15%) Xamarin
15 98 (1.03%) Sitecore
16 97 (1.02%) Sybase
17 90 (0.94%) Informatica
18 89 (0.93%) HP
19 79 (0.83%) Sage